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September is National Preparedness Month

This September, National Preparedness Month focuses on planning under the theme — “Prepare Now. Learn How”

As recent severe weather and other events have affected people in Johnson County and communities across the U.S., we can all take appropriate actions to prepare. It’s imperative that you, your family and others know how to respond when an emergency or disaster strikes.

Several local and federal preparedness resources are available to our Johnson County residents:

  • NotifyJoCo: Sign up online to the local mass communication system designed to keep county residents, businesses and others informed of emergencies, including weather, water main issues, public safety alerts and more.
  • JoCo72: A basic rule of thumb is for people to be able to take care of each other for 72 hours before help arrives. Visit joco72.org for information about staying connected, gathering supplies and making an emergency plan in advance of a disaster.
  • PrepareMetroKC: Know the Risks. Make a Plan. Get a Kit. Stay Informed. Disasters like floods, tornadoes, fires and winter storms can overwhelm a community very quickly. Planning ahead can help you and your family recover more quickly should disaster strike.
  • Ready.gov: National website that encourages you to be informed, plan ahead and take action, providing resources to support these activities.